Tony Snow R.I.P.
Former press secretary and Fox News fuck Tony Snow died of cancer today.
I’m sure in a bit, we’ll see blogs such as Crooks and Liars do a polite little obit, in which they ask their readers to “leave tasteful comments” while we all pretend that there’s a final dignity in death that allows us to forgive.
But bullshit on that. I’m glad the fucker is dead. Let me be more clear–very few people deserve death more than Tony Snow. He was a smart guy who got paid to put a positive spin on his dumb and evil bosses, who used every trick in the book, especially charisma, to take the 20% of people who approve of Bush and try to make it 30%.
As press secretary, Snow brought partisan zeal and the skills of a seasoned performer to the task of explaining and defending the president’s policies. During daily briefings, he challenged reporters, scolded them and questioned their motives as if he were starring in a TV show broadcast live from the West Wing.
Critics suggested that Snow was turning the traditionally informational daily briefing into a personality-driven media event short on facts and long on confrontation. He was the first press secretary, by his own accounting, to travel the country raising money for Republican candidates.
I don’t believe in karma, but there’s something so right and so just about a man brimming with evil also discovering that he’s brimming with cancer. I hope when he arrives in Hell, the millions of Iraqis who died from Bush’s policies get to pelt him with flaming sulphur.